Welcome to Goonawarra Neighbourhood House We are a not for profit organisation offering a range of activities as dictated by the needs of its community. The House has been operating out of 8 Gullane Drive, Sunbury since it was officially opened in April 1990.
Our Vision To provide opportunities for people to gather, grow and build a spirit of community
Our Mission The Goonawarra Neighbourhood House is committed to providing a facility and service for individuals and groups within the community of all ages, gender, race, and ability. Its philosophy is to address and promote social justice issues, enrichment, employment opportunities, mutual support, welfare and community well-being as per the Statement of Purpose.
Our Guiding Principles To offer a facility which encourages activities that enable the formation of formal and informal support networks among its users To assess community needs regarding information and the provision of resources, particularly for low income and single parent families, and women of all ages; but not to the exclusion of other community members To set up an information exchange of existing resources and local self help advertisements to be used by the community. To provide liaison and referral to community members and community and government agencies. To offer a friendly informal meeting place for individuals and community groups, with opportunity and training for volunteer work. To promote occasional and or regular programs and activities which promote the quality of life, self esteem, skills and empowerment of participants. To maintain contact with other groups and agencies in the community services area, in order to facilitate the co-ordination and promotion of all services in the community. To encourage an awareness of social issues and the processes of change, in users and in the community. And to support local action to improve social conditions and service delivery in the area. To provide the opportunity for the development of all kinds of support and action groups, in response to social, geographical and resource isolation. To provide the opportunity for new and established residents to participate in activities that provide a sense of belonging, purpose, significance and contribution to the community. To provide equal access to all members of the community regardless of financial position, age, disability, culture, religion, language or gender. WHAT WE DO - WHAT WE OFFER You can learn, connect, and enjoy an active life at Goonawarra Neighbourhood House. We have all shorts of activities from nutrition, cooking, art, fitness and almost everything in between waiting for you. We have Occasional Childcare, 3 Year Old Activity Group and Playgroups. Make lifelong friends when you choose activities like our walking group, games group, childcare,craft, playgroups and social groups. Move your body! There's an exercise class for everyone at GNH. Pilates and Gentle Strength Training ! Have a break and drop off your children at our Occasional Childcare area or drop in anytime for a free cuppa and get a feel for what we do. Get Involved There so are many ways to make the most of GNH. Enhance your skills and make new friends through social activities, classes, and volunteering We have: Life skills education Health and well-being activities Exercise classes Occasional Childcare Play groups Art and craft Self help groups Social groups Community events Advocacy and referral Job readiness and resume support Internet access House/room hire Nutrition & Food Language Classes Youth Programs